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Ranching Catalogue Part 2(Authors D-G)

Items 2140-2164

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2140. GILFILLAN, Archer B. Sheep. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1929. xix [3] 272 pp., frontispiece, illustrations by Kurt Wiese. 8vo, original green pictorial cloth. Fine in very worn, browned, and chipped d.j. with significant losses (price-clipped). Author’s signed inscription on front free endpaper to Mr. Himler.
     First edition. Campbell, p. 130. Dobie, pp. 93, 104: “With humor and grace, this sheepherder, who collected books on Samuel Pepys, tells more about sheep dogs, sheep nature, and sheepherder life than any other writer I know.” Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #68n. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 83 (“A Range Man’s Library”): “Despite the importance of sheep in our range economy, they have been practically ignored in range literature. A range man’s library, to maintain balance, should include some books on sheep. Fortunately there are some very good ones. The best of all is [Archer B. Gilfillan’s Sheep], truly a western classic.” Herd 893: “Scarce.... A chapter on the sheepherder and the cowboy.” Malone, Wyomingiana, p. 4. Reese, Six Score 46: “One of the most pleasant and readable range books. There is some mention of cattle and cattlemen.... Even the most stubborn cowman will feel some sympathy for shepherds after reading this book.”
     The author’s sheep ranch was in South Dakota. $125.00

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2141. GILLESPIE, A. S. (Bud) & R. H. (Bob) Burns. Steamboat: Symbol of Wyoming Spirit. Cheyenne: University of Wyoming, [1952]. 20 pp., photographic text illustrations. 8vo, original brown pictorial wrappers, stapled. Very fine.
     First edition. Herd 894: “About another famous bucking horse.” Steamboat, the famous rodeo horse in action at Cheyenne’s Frontier Days early in the twentieth century, appeared on the Wyoming license plate in 1935 (Wyoming was the first state to include a picture of any kind on license plates). $25.00

2142. GILLETT, James B. Six Years with the Texas Rangers, 1875 to 1881. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, [1921]. 332 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates. 12mo, original gilt-lettered dark green cloth. Other than light outer wear, an exceptionally fine, bright copy. Signed by author. Part of a printed promotional leaf on the book tipped in.
     First edition. Adams, Burs I:148; One-Fifty 62: “Published in a small edition by the author and sold personally by him.... Very scarce.” Basic Texas Books 76. Campbell, p. 78. Clark, New South I:83A: “Gillett’s service with the Rangers was in the western and northwestern part of Texas, an area that was real frontier in the 1870s.... An excellent account of frontier lawless society.” Dobie, Big Bend Bibliography, p. 9. Dobie, pp. 55, 59-60. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 20 (“My Ten Most Outstanding Books on the West” #3); p. 116 (“Ranger Reading”). Graff 1553. Greene, The Fifty Best Books on Texas, p. 73. A. C. Greene & His Library: “What can I say about this wonderful piece of Texana and the man who wrote it? James B. Gillett’s Six Years With the Texas Rangers is well written, well researched, and one of my `50 Best.’ I used it often in writing 900 Miles on the Butterfield Trail. If you wish to know the history of West Texas beyond the Pecos, you must include this book.” Guns 829. Howes G177. Rader 1591.
     “Gillett (1856-1937), Texas Ranger, author, and rancher.... [His] family moved to Lampasas in 1872. This was cattle country, and in 1873 he left home to work for nearby cattlemen.... On June 1, 1875, Gillett joined the Texas Rangers, Daniel Webster Roberts’ Company D, Frontier Battalion. He spent six years with the rangers on the frontier,...the bloodiest period of the Texas Indian wars. Gillett fought Kiowa, Comanche, and Lipan Apache Indians, as well as cattle thieves and outlaws.... In December 1881 Gillett resigned from the Texas Rangers and was appointed assistant city marshal of El Paso. In June 1882 he was appointed marshal.... On April 1, 1885, after having clubbed a city councilman with a six-shooter, he left the El Paso marshal’s office and became manager of the Estado Land and Cattle Company. He held this position for almost six years, then resigned to ranch for himself.... Gillett ranched south of Alpine on the O6 and Altuda ranches.... In April 1907.... He bought the Barrell Springs Ranch, made improvements, and began building a herd of registered Hereford cattle, which became well known for quality and brought premium prices.... He helped organize the West Texas Historical Association [and] was instrumental in organizing the Highland Hereford Breeders Association” (Handbook of Texas Online: James Buchanan Gillett). $500.00

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2143. GILLETT, James B. Six Years with the Texas Rangers, 1875 to 1881. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, [1921]. Another copy, not autographed. Light shelf wear, upper hinge broken, otherwise very fine and bright. $300.00

2144. GILLETT, James B. Six Years with the Texas Rangers, 1875-1881. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1925. xvi, 259 pp., photographic plates, maps. 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Very fine in slightly rubbed and soiled pictorial d.j. The jacket is rare. Laid in is author’s autograph letter signed, dated at Marfa, Texas, April 1926, 1 p., to R. S. Ellison (see content in next paragraph).
     Second edition, edited and with an introduction by Milo Milton Quaife. Basic Texas Books 76A. In his letter Gillett apologizes that he cannot send Ellison an autographed copy of his book because his contract with Yale prohibits his doing so: “They seem pretty hard boiled to me. I would have been delighted to have sent you an autographed copy at the publisher’s price. They would have lost nothing and I would have made about 50 cents.” $400.00

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2145. GILLETT, James B. Six Years with the Texas Rangers, 1875-1881. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1925. Another copy. Light shelf wear and endpapers browned, overall very good, d.j. not present. Bookplates of Edward R. Sargent and Carl Hertzog, and ownership signature of Sargent, partially abraded. $75.00

2146. GILLETT, James B. & Howard R. Driggs. The Texas Ranger: A Story of the Southwestern Frontier.... Yonkers-on-Hudson: World Book Company, 1927. xv [1] 223 pp., frontispiece, text illustrations by Herbert M. Stoops, map. 12mo, original tan pictorial cloth. Light shelf wear, front endpapers browned, otherwise fine and fresh, newsclipping laid in. This edition is difficult to find, especially in fine condition like this copy.
     Pioneer Life Series. Basic Texas Books 76B (quoting Dobie): “Delightfully illustrated, and the illustrations are true to life.” Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Stoops 27). $35.00

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2147. GILLETT, James B. Six Years with the Texas Rangers, 1875 to 1881. Chicago: The Lakeside Press and R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 1943. xxxii, 364 pp., frontispiece portrait, foldout map. 12mo, original maroon decorative cloth gilt, t.e.g. Very fine.
     Lakeside Classics reprint. Basic Texas Books 76C. The sepia-tone photogravure portrait of Gillett does not appear in the previous editions. The preface contains publisher’s interesting remarks about the problems of producing a book during World War II. $40.00

2148. GILLETTE, Edward. Locating the Iron Trail. Boston: Christopher Publishing House, [1925]. 172 pp., photographic plates. Small 8vo, original blue cloth lettered in gilt. Very fine and bright. Author’s signed presentation copy to “Dr. Hubert Work, Secretary of the Interior who put our Reclamation Service on its feet.... ”
     First edition. Firsthand account by a surveyor who assisted in locating railroads in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, the Sand Hills of Nebraska, the Northwest, Big Horn Canyon, Yellowstone (where he met Theodore Roosevelt), and Alaska. The engineer-author includes material on area ranches and Native Americans. Following p. 88 is a photographic plate of “Indians herding cattle across Big Horn River, near Fort Custer.” Gillette describes the reaction of cowboys to the arrival of his survey party in New Mexico: “The cowboys regarded the surveyors in silence and with feelings of apprehension, no doubt influenced by the remarks of the cattle owners that ‘if the railroad comes it will bring such a horde of settlers that the cattle business would be ruined.’” $125.00

2149. GILLETTE, Edward. Locating the Iron Trail. Boston: Christopher Publishing House, [1925]. Another copy. Minor bumping to edges, otherwise a very fine copy. Author’s signed presentation copy to Mr. D. W. Greenburg. $100.00

2150. GILLETTE, Martha Hill. Overland to Oregon, and in the Indian Wars of 1853, with an Account of Earlier Life in Rural Tennessee. Ashland: Lewis Osburne, 1971. 77 [3] pp., illustrations, large folded map laid in. 8vo, original green pictorial buckram. Very fine in moderately soiled plain dust wrapper.
     First edition, limited edition (#59 of 650 copies). Mattes, Platte River Road Narratives 1178: “Martha Hill was eighteen when her father decided to leave the poor red soil of the Cumberlands.” Mintz, The Trail 178: “The family began their long trip to Oregon in Tennessee and actually made the crossing in 1852. Martha’s journal includes...Rogue River Indian wars, and the special attention given her and her sister as the only unmarried females in Rogue River Valley.... Many detailed facets of early pioneer life.” Smith S3151.
     The author’s family went overland in 1852 and drove stock with them. There are references and discussions in the text to problems with driving stock across the country, the primary management problem being finding sufficient feed for the stock. They hired Native Americans along the way to assist with driving the stock. $50.00

2151. GILLILAND, Maude T. Horsebackers of the Brush Country: A Story of the Texas Rangers and Mexican Liquor Smugglers. N.p., 1968. 175 pp., illustrations (many photographic), map. 8vo, original blue cloth. Very fine in very fine pictorial d.j. Signed by author on front free endpaper.
     First edition. The first part of the book is taken up with various accounts of law enforcement activities to prevent liquor smuggling across South Texas by the “tequileros” during Prohibition, including numerous details about violent encounters with the smugglers and daily life of Texas Rangers involved in this duty. The second part of the book though often described as being biographies of Texas Rangers also includes other law enforcement officers, such as Border Patrol personnel and Customs inspectors. Much of the smuggling occurred across the various sprawling south Texas cattle ranches.
     Author Gilliland (1904-1989), whose grandfather, father, and husband were Texas Rangers, was born on the Capisallo Ranch in Hidalgo County, Texas, and grew up on Rincón Ranch, a large ranch in Starr and Hidalgo counties where her father worked as foreman and manager. “Ranching and law enforcement-and their overlapping interests-were important influences in Maude Gilliland’s life. The Texas Rangers used Rincón as a scouting headquarters in the South Texas area, and numerous other law-enforcement officers stopped at the ranch regularly. Maude Gilliland’s family had close ties to these groups” (Handbook of Texas: Maude Truitt Gilliland). $300.00

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2152. GILLILAND, Maude T. Rincon (Remote Dwelling Place): A Story of Life on a South Texas Ranch at the Turn of the Century. [Brownsville: Springman-King Lithograph Company, 1964]. xvi, 105 [2] pp., illustrations by the author (many photographs), maps. 8vo, original green cloth. Tape stains on endpapers, otherwise fine in d.j. with some foxing on lower panel. Author’s presentation inscription to Dudley R. Dobie on front free endpaper: “To Dudley Dobie, with the compliments of E. R. Wyatt and the best wishes of the author, Maude T. Gilliland, Jan. 22, 1965.”
     First edition. Guns 830: “Has a chapter on the bandit raids of southwestern Texas, mostly by Mexican outlaws.” King, Women on the Cattle Trail and in the Roundup, p. 15: “Interesting and amusing accounts of the author’s girlhood on the vast Wells Ranch in Starr and Hidalgo Counties in South Texas.” Gilliland includes some in-depth information on the vaquero way of life, which, unlike that of the isolated American cowboys, included their families.
     “After raising her family, Maude Gilliland turned to chronicling her experiences in South Texas. Her first book, which she both wrote and illustrated, was Rincón (Remote Dwelling Place)-A Story of Life on a South Texas Ranch at the Turn of the Century (1964). It was praised for its accurate portrayal of the Rio Grande valley and ranch life in South Texas” (Handbook of Texas: Maude Truitt Gilliland). $200.00

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2153. GILLILAND, Maude T. Rincon.... [Brownsville: Springman-King Lithograph Company, 1964]. Another copy. Lower cover, endsheets, and d.j. moderately foxed, otherwise fine. Author’s presentation inscription to Dudley R. Dobie on front free endpaper: “To Dudley R. Dobie, with the compliments of Sterling Dobie and the best wishes of the author. Maude T. Gilliland Jan. 30, 1965.” $200.00

2154. GILLMOR, Frances & Louisa Wade Wetherill. Traders to the Navajos. Boston, New York & Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin & Riverside Press, 1934. [6] 265 pp., frontispiece, photographic plates. 8vo, original orange cloth lettered in green. Fine copy in scarce d.j. (a few chips and one short tear). Color postcard from Colorado laid in.
     First edition. Dobie, p. 29: “Account not only of the trading post Wetherills but of the Navajos as human beings, with emphasis on their spiritual qualities.” Saunders 953. One of the plates shows a Navajo sheep herd. The Wetherill family, ranchers in southwestern Colorado, discovered the nearby cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde and were the first Anglos to excavate and explore the ruins. $60.00

2155. GILPIN, William. Mission of the North American People, Geographical, Social, and Political. Illustrated by Six Charts Delineating the Physical Architecture and Thermal Laws of All the Continents. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1873. 217 pp., 6 folding colored lithographic maps: (1) Map of the World.... (30.5 x 96.5 cm); (2) Map of North America in which are delineated the Mountain System as a Unit.... (60.3 x 56.5 cm); (3) Map of North America Delineating the Mountain System and Its Details.... (60.5 x 56.2 cm); (4) Map Illustrating the System of Parcs, the Domestic Relations of the Great Plains.... (54 x 58.4 cm) (5) Map of Colorado Territory, and Northern Portion of New Mexico Showing the System of Parcs (51.7 x 53.5 cm); (6) Thermal Map of North America, Delineating the Isothermal Zodiac the Isothermal Axis of Intensity and its Expansions up and down the Plateau (60.5 x 56 cm). 8vo, original gilt-lettered purple cloth, covers ruled in blind, bevelled edges. Moderate outer wear, corners slightly bumped, spine shelf slated, interior very good, maps excellent and fresh with only a few short tears at juncture with text block (no losses).
     Second edition, with additions and rearrangements, of Gilpin’s The Central Gold Region (1860); for citations to the 1860 edition, see: Munk (Alliot), p. 87; Plains & Rockies (IV:358), Smith (3594); Wheat, Transmississippi West (1010 & 1011). Citations to the present edition: Anderson 1686:149. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 184. Howes G192. Plains & Rockies II:358 (discussing this 1873 edition): “A unique feature in American literature”; IV:358n: “Gilpin first crossed the plains to Oregon in 1843 with the Frémont expedition [and] remained involved with the Rocky Mountain West.... He was an early advocate of the Pacific Railway...and later became governor of Colorado Territory.” Sabin 27469. Tutorow 4069: “Gilpin was a major in the Missouri Mounted Volunteers during the Mexican War.”
     Building on themes began in his Central Gold Region (1860), Gilpin here expands his concept of United States’ greatness to create a ringing endorsement of Manifest Destiny. First exposed to the Western landscape as part of Frémont’s expedition and later with Doniphan during the Mexican-American War, Gilpin has little doubts about the lush prospects of the area or of the ability of U.S. citizens to render the area profitable and abundant. Although sometimes criticized as an eccentric, he nevertheless, at least as clearly as his contemporary Jane Maria Eliza McManus Storm Cazneau, here calls for the U.S. to develop the area that has, according to him, rightly fallen into their possession. Leroy R. Hafen in Pike’s Peak Gold Rush Guidebooks of 1859 (Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1941) remarks, “Gilpin has been called the Prophet of the West” (p. 241).
     In his comments he includes discussion of the herds of cattle that can be raised and records his astonishment that the Great Plains, considered by some to be the Great American Desert, actually support one hundred million wild cattle. Despite whatever charges of eccentricity might be laid at Gilpin’s feet, in many ways he assuredly saw the agricultural and ranching empire that eventually grew in the regions he describes. The book is also important because of Gilpin’s remarks on building a transnational railroad. Finally, Appendix I contains the text of a speech Gilpin gave in 1847 concerning the Mexican-American War and his experiences.
     The excellent thematic maps of North America are highly original, aesthetically appealing, and a complement to the author’s accompanying geo-political essay. In addition to the world and North American maps (some with dramatic concentric circles radiating from the Great Plains), included are a very detailed map of Colorado Territory and a superb map of the Great Plains.
     Speaking of the prescient nature of Gilpin’s maps, Paul E. Cohen in his Mapping the West: America’s Westward Movement 1524-1890 (New York: Rizzoli, 2002) comments: “The ideas that continents have centers and peripheries and that the physical disposition of mountains, plains, and rivers create geographical pressures, with long-term impacts on populations and the wealth of nations, were very new in Gilpin’s day. It was not until the early twentieth century, in the work of the geographer Sir Halford Mackinder, that such notions were given academic stature and a name: geopolitics” (p. 146).
     See also the excellent commentary of William H. Goetzmann in Exploration and Empire (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1991, p. 88). $1,500.00

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2156. GILPIN, William. Mission of the North American People.... Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1873. Another copy. Defective. 2 (of 6) folding colored lithographic maps: (1) Map of North America (57 x 60 cm); (2) Thermal Map of North America, Delineating the Isothermal Zodiac the Isothermal Axis of Intensity and its Expansions up and down the Plateau (57 x 60 cm). 8vo, original brown flexible cloth. Moderate shelf wear, fraying, and rubbing to cloth; light water staining in lower blank margins, overall very good, with ms. manuscript ownership slip laid in. $200.00

2157. GILPIN, William. Mission of the North American People, Geographical, Social, and Political. Illustrated by Six Charts Delineating the Physical Architecture and Thermal Laws of All the Continents. Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott and Trübner & Co., 1874. 223 pp., 6 folding colored lithographic maps: (1) Map of the World.... (30.5 x 96.5 cm); (2) Map of North America in which are delineated the Mountain System as a Unit.... (60.3 x 56.5 cm); (3) Map of North America Delineating the Mountain System and Its Details.... (60.5 x 56.2 cm); (4) Map Illustrating the System of Parcs, the Domestic Relations of the Great Plains.... (54 x 58.4 cm) (5) Map of Colorado Territory, and Northern Portion of New Mexico Showing the System of Parcs (51.7 x 53.5 cm); (6) Thermal Map of North America, Delineating the Isothermal Zodiac the Isothermal Axis of Intensity and its Expansions up and down the Plateau (60.5 x 56 cm). 8vo, original gilt-lettered green cloth, covers ruled in blind, bevelled edges. Other than light shelf wear, a very fine, fresh copy, the maps excellent. Contemporary ownership signature in ink at front (Albert Smith).
     Third edition, text reset; first British edition. The maps are from the same plates as the second edition, but here in some cases, the colors are much more vivid. $1,250.00

2158. GIPSON, Fred. The Cow Killers with the Aftosa Commission in Mexico. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1956. x, 130 [1] pp., frontispiece and illustrations by Bill Leftwich (caricatures, sometimes humorous and sometimes grim). 4to, original orange cloth, spine gilt-lettered, vignette of cow on upper cover. Light foxing to endpapers, else very fine in lightly rubbed but fine d.j. Signed by author and illustrator on front free endpaper.
     First edition. Not in Guns or Herd. The “cow killers” were the gringos of the Aftosa Commission who invaded rural Mexico in 1949 armed with six-shooters and hypodermic syringes, in an attempt to stamp out the spread of hoof-and-mouth disease. At its peak the Commission employed 1,166 U.S. and 7,938 Mexicans, including Leftwich, a cowboy with the Commission, who sketched scenes he encountered in the course of his work. Lack of adequate explanation and campesino suspicion of authority led to many episodes of misunderstanding. $65.00

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2159. GIPSON, Fred. The “Cow Killers”.... Austin: University of Texas Press, 1956. Another copy. Endpapers with light browning, otherwise fine in d.j. with a few short tears reinforced on verso. $45.00

2160. GIPSON, Fred. Cowhand: The Story of a Working Cowboy. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1953]. [142] pp. (numbered 1A to 71B, versos only). Narrow folio, original red wrappers, publisher’s printed paper label and printed title label on upper wrapper. Light wear, otherwise fine.
     Publisher’s uncorrected proofs. Campbell, p. 85: “Contemporary cowhands at work. Accurate and genial.” Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 79 (“A Range Man’s Library”): “Matter-of-fact on the day-to-day jobs of a working cowboy.” Herd 897. True story of Ed “Fat” Alford (b. 1901), a West Texas cowhand who worked on the Elsinore Ranch and in and around the Ozona area.
     “One of the most popular of the southwestern writers in the 1940s and 1950s, if not necessarily the best, was Fred Gipson [who] had the rare ability to appeal simultaneously to many different levels of intelligence; pre-teen children and sophisticated literary critics can read his novels apparently with equal pleasures and appreciation” (WLA, Literary History of the American West, p. 508). $125.00

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2161. GIPSON, Fred. Cowhand: The Story of a Working Cowboy. New York: Harper & Brothers, [1953]. vi [2] 216 pp. 8vo, original half beige cloth over green cloth. Light foxing to top edge of book block and endpapers, otherwise fine in lightly worn but fine d.j.
     First edition. $35.00

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2162. GIPSON, Fred. Fabulous Empire: Colonel Zack Miller’s Story. Boston, New York & Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company & Riverside Press, 1946. ix [3] 411 pp. 8vo, original tan cloth. Light shelf wear, otherwise fine in very good d.j. (chipped and worn at edges).
     First edition. Introduction by Donald Day. Campbell, p. 82: “The 101 Ranch in Oklahoma was famous. It grossed more than a million dollars a year until World War I and the depression brought that Western empire down.” Campbell, My Favorite 101 Books about the Cattle Industry 39. Dobie, p. 104: “Biography of Zack Miller of the 101 Ranch and 101 Wild West Show.” Guns 835: “Contains some information on Henry Starr.” Herd 898. $50.00

2163. GLASSCOCK, C. B. Gold in Them Hills: The Story of the West’s Last Wild Mining Days. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, [1932]. 330 pp., frontispiece, photographic plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original green cloth. Some edge wear, otherwise a fine copy in the scarce d.j. (lightly rubbed and chipped, a few small closed tears).
     First edition. Edwards, Enduring Desert, pp. 93-94: “Choice material on the early mining fields surrounding Death Valley.” Guns 839: “Contains some new information on Wyatt Earp.” Paher, Nevada 691: “Probably no newspaperman captured the frenzied [mining] era better than Glasscock, and this is the finest of his six Western books.... Written informally and with an eye toward human interest, the book will surely be enjoyed by all who love old Nevada.” Rocq 15832.
     History of the colorful mining camps at Tonopah, Goldfield, Rhyolite, Rawhide, Greenwater, etc. Chapter 20 (“Profits vs. Romance”) relates the story of the rise and fall of the town of Goldfield and the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company under the direction of George Wingfield, a former cowboy turned capitalist. $35.00

2164. GLASSCOCK, C. B. Lucky Baldwin: The Story of an Unconventional Success. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1933]. 308 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates. 8vo, original orange cloth. Mild shelf wear, otherwise a fine copy in very worn and torn d.j. Bookplate on front pastedown.
     First edition. Paher, Nevada 693: “While Baldwin was famous as a southern California land developer and racing enthusiast, he was also a principle developer of Lake Tahoe. This book is a record of his business undertakings.... The volume is typical of the author’s vivacious style which mixes history with yarns about people and places.” Rocq 9546.
     In addition to running with fast women and faster horses, Baldwin was a hotelier, vaudevillian, and participant in the Klondike gold rush. Among Elias Jackson (“Lucky”) Baldwin’s real estate developments was the Santa Anita Rancho in San Gabriel Valley, with vineyards and the largest racing stable in the U.S. $25.00


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